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Jun
17
Sat
KING’S SHORTS – Festival of 10-minute Plays
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS

11th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 18 at 2:00 pm

The world is beginning to notice us with 93 submissions this year. Considering that kind of competition, it’s amazing that of the eight plays chosen for production, five are from Nova Scotia! The eight plays chosen this year for presentation are:

A Second Hand Love Story, written by Glenna Prime, New Minas, N.S.,
directed by Gloria Saesura

Flight of the Cows, written by Rex McGregor, Auckland, New Zealand,
directed by Shelley Vaughan

Funeral Sandwiches, written by Jim Prime, New Minas, N.S. and Ben Robicheau, Hamilton, Ontario,
directed by Freeman Butland

Installing a GPS, written by Margot Bishop, Wolfville, N.S.,
directed by Ron Wesman

OMG! Trump Won!, written by Charles Salmon, Halifax, N.S.,
directed by Miles Leahy

Salty and Sweet, written by Sue Higgs, Head Jeddore, N.S.,
directed by Kelley Pozzolo

Sticky, written by Jean Blaisar, Pasadena, California,
directed by Verilea Ellis

Workplace Wellness, written by Kate Jaimet, Ottawa, Ontario,
directed by John MacEachern

Of the eight plays to be performed, two will be selected by Theatre Nova Scotia as especially deserving and will be awarded first and second place prizes of $200 and $100, respectively. The coveted People’s Choice Award will be determined by those in attendance at all three performances. All awards will be presented following the Sunday performance.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704) or online.
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.
Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pickup.
Note: A Paypal account is not required to purchase tickets online.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
18
Sun
KING’S SHORTS – Festival of 10-minute Plays
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm

shortslogo

KING’S SHORTS

11th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 18 at 2:00 pm

The world is beginning to notice us with 93 submissions this year. Considering that kind of competition, it’s amazing that of the eight plays chosen for production, five are from Nova Scotia! The eight plays chosen this year for presentation are:

A Second Hand Love Story, written by Glenna Prime, New Minas, N.S.,
directed by Gloria Saesura

Flight of the Cows, written by Rex McGregor, Auckland, New Zealand,
directed by Shelley Vaughan

Funeral Sandwiches, written by Jim Prime, New Minas, N.S. and Ben Robicheau, Hamilton, Ontario,
directed by Freeman Butland

Installing a GPS, written by Margot Bishop, Wolfville, N.S.,
directed by Ron Wesman

OMG! Trump Won!, written by Charles Salmon, Halifax, N.S.,
directed by Miles Leahy

Salty and Sweet, written by Sue Higgs, Head Jeddore, N.S.,
directed by Kelley Pozzolo

Sticky, written by Jean Blaisar, Pasadena, California,
directed by Verilea Ellis

Workplace Wellness, written by Kate Jaimet, Ottawa, Ontario,
directed by John MacEachern

Of the eight plays to be performed, two will be selected by Theatre Nova Scotia as especially deserving and will be awarded first and second place prizes of $200 and $100, respectively. The coveted People’s Choice Award will be determined by those in attendance at all three performances. All awards will be presented following the Sunday performance.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704) or online.
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.
Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pickup.
Note: A Paypal account is not required to purchase tickets online.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
22
Thu
MARITIME CONCERT OPERA – Verdi’s Rigoletto
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm
MARITIME CONCERT OPERA - Verdi's Rigoletto

Maritime Concert Opera brings us Giuseppe Verdi’s great tragedy, Rigoletto.

A curse follows the court jester Rigoletto, whose attempts to keep his precious daughter Gilda out of the hands of the lecherous Duke of Mantua bring tragedy.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The cast features baritone Andrew Tees as Rigoletto, coloratura soprano Suzanne Rigden as Gilda, tenor Jason Davis as the Duke of Mantua and Lunenburg mezzo soprano Nina Scott-Stoddart as Maddalena.

 

Maritime Concert Opera is a semi-professional regional opera company based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada which brings in-concert performances of great operas to many communities in Nova Scotia. While we use professional soloists, our chorus and ethos are rooted firmly in our communities.

Performer Bios

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Jason Davis

One of Canada’s brightest prospective tenor stars, Jason has won numerous scholarships and competitions including the Hartt Talent Trust and Berkowitz scholarships as well as the Amici and New Hampshire vocal competitions having studied with renowned teachers Marlena Malas, Arthur Levy and Steven Crawford. Jason is very comfortable teaching all genres of music and voice to students of all ages and levels of experience.…Read More
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Jon-Paul Décosse

Jon-Paul Décosse, “a powerful, full-throated bass-baritone” (Opera Canada), has been heralded for both his vocal and dramatic presentations in a variety of operatic and concert repertoire. Born in Ontario, he is an alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premiere training program for young opera professionals. During his final season as an Ensemble member, Mr.…Read More
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Suzanne Rigden

Canadian soprano Suzanne Rigden is establishing herself on the International stage with her “remarkable gift for stratospheric coloratura” and “comic genius”, as evidenced in her “dazzling” performance in the Quarter-Finals of the Montreal International Voice Competition 2015 and her summer recitals as a Tanglewood Music Fellow. She recently “stole the stage” in the role of Adele in DIE FLEDERMAUS with Vancouver Opera, where Opera Canada said “Suzanne Rigden brought an agile and graceful coloratura as well as an impish coquettishness to the role of Adele and played her as a delightfully shrewd and feisty survivor to win huge audience empathy and applause at curtain.” Opera World described “her effervescent approach and her strong and confident singing of the most difficult coloratura parts.”

Artist Web Site

 

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704) or online.
$22 Members, $24 Advance, $26 Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.

 

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Aug
27
Sun
BIZET’S THE PEARL FISHERS – Met Opera
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

THE PEARL FISHERS (LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES)

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

Composer: Georges Bizet

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. Tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien are her suitors, who sing the rapturous duet “Au fond du temple saint,” adored by opera fans worldwide. Director Penny Woolcock explores enduring themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly depicts the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda breathes new life into Bizet’s lush score.

2 hour, 47 minutes with 1 intermission

 

 

 

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Sep
15
Fri
KAHA:WI DANCE THEATRE: Requickening
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
KAHA:WI DANCE THEATRE: Requickening

Provoking, conceptual and visceral, Re-Quickening is led by a powerhouse team of women collaborators: Santee Smith, Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo (MX), Frances Rings (AU), Louise Potiki-Bryant (NZ), Bianca Hyslop (NZ), Nancy Wijohn (NZ) guided by the words of Leanne Simpson, Christi Belcourt, Alva Jamieson, Leigh Smith and Marie Campbell.

 

 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s new performance work, Re-Quickening piecins together fragments of Indigenous knowing, Re-Quickening is a re-affirmation of life and healing from issues of violence against women and Earth. Conceived by Artistic Director Santee Smith, the Indigenous process was an inter-cultural, inter-Nations approach with collaborators looking to narratives encoded in Indigenous patterning and story, traversing the inner sacred landscape of inverted/backwards woman, Changing Woman, Sky Woman, Clay Woman and Mother Earth.

Original score, design and script Re-Quickening includes key collaborators from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

Production: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Artistic Direction/Choreography/Concept/Writer/Performer: Santee Smith
General Management: Cynthia Lickers-Sage
Performers: Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo
Video Performers: Nancy Wijohn, Bianca Hyslop
Dramaturgy: Monique Mojica
Outside Eye: Frances Rings
Video Design/Rehearsal Direction: Louise Potiki Bryant
Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan
Costume Design: Adriana Fulop, Santee Smith
Director of Photography: Paddy Free
Music Composition: Cris Derksen (cello), Humberto Álvarez (instrumentation and voice), Eugene Draw (violin), Jesse Zubot remixed tracks by Cris Derksen, David R. Maracle (instrumentation), A Tribe Called Red featuring vocals by Tanya Tagaq (original commission 2012), Jesse Zubot featuring vocals by Tanya Tagaq (original commission 2014)
Music Co-producer/Score Arrangement: Cris Derksen
Drums/Mixing: Don Kerr
Percussion: Paddy Free
Songs: Santee Smith, Semiah Kaha:wi Smith
Bustles/head pieces: Adrian Dion Harjo, Jennifer Martin
Costume Construction: Ryan Webber
Pottery: Steve Smith
Writing Consultant: Leanne Simpson
Gyrokinesis: Andrea Nann
Language Consultants: Kaweienonni Cook, Tom Deer (Mohawk), Josefina Velasco Lopez (Zapotec), José Ángel Colman (Guna)
Stage Manager: Jennifer Erin Lee
Production Assistant: Lindy Kinoshameg
Cultural Consultants: Alva Jamieson, Christi Belcourt, Leanne Simpson, Leigh Smith, Frances Rings
Video Production Assistants: Jasmin Canuel, Semiah Kaha:wi Smith
Recording Studio/Engineering: Gary Honess at Kuhlmuzik, Mario Frías at Toy Factory (MX), Don Kerr
Production Photography: David Hou, Tony Nyberg, Brenda Hernández

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is grateful to receive generous support from: Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Arts Council; Department of Canadian Heritage and GREAT. Their ongoing support fuels our creative work, education/training and outreach to communities.
We would like to acknowledge our Re-Quickening production sponsor Creative New Zealand, as well as creation support from: Makeda Thomas – Dance & Performance Institute (Trinidad), Woodland Cultural Centre (No Word for Art Exhibition), Native Earth Performing Arts: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 2014 and Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement.

Nia:wen kowa to our family, friends and colleagues who continue to inspire, feed and propel us forward; all our collaborating artists, staff, cast and crew for sharing their passion and amazing talents with KDT and for making it possible for us to envision Re-Quickening on the world stage.

 

 

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Nov
12
Sun
A TRIBUTE TO PEGGY ARMSTRONG
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm

A TRIBUTE TO PEGGY ARMSTRONG

Join us for an afternoon celebrating Annapolis Royal’s beloved “Playwright-in-Residence” Peggy Armstrong.

For more than 50 years, Peggy has been writing plays which tell the stories of this community.  Several of them have been performed here at King’s, and Peggy was a founding Board Member of the King’s Theatre Society.

Members of the Annapolis District Drama Group and King’s Theatre have come together to prepare a special tribute, which will feature live excerpts from four of Peggy’s best-loved plays. The afternoon will also include some music, images and words, all to say THANK YOU to Peggy Armstrong for all she has given to this community.

The show will be followed by a reception in the lobby.

Tickets are $5. To reserve your seat, please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704 or drop by the Theatre.

 

 

 

Dec
1
Fri
DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
 

    Director:  Wayne Currie
    Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

    Main Characters
    Santa:  Miles Leahy
    Kit:  Nina Habinski
    Algernon:  Brian Rice
    Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
    Lou:  Simon Bonnington
    Bozidar: Sam Cooper

    Elves
    Karen Tomasino
    Colleen Rowland
    Rachael Cheechoo
    Donnie Carter
    Alex Hancock
    Linda Hulme Leahy
    Haley Dawn

    Tickets on sale now!

    $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

    Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

    Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

    Dec
    2
    Sat
    DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
    Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

    The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

    North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
    The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
    Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
    After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
    Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
     

      Director:  Wayne Currie
      Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

      Main Characters
      Santa:  Miles Leahy
      Kit:  Nina Habinski
      Algernon:  Brian Rice
      Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
      Lou:  Simon Bonnington
      Bozidar: Sam Cooper

      Elves
      Karen Tomasino
      Colleen Rowland
      Rachael Cheechoo
      Donnie Carter
      Alex Hancock
      Linda Hulme Leahy
      Haley Dawn

      Tickets on sale now!

      $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

      Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

      Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

      Dec
      3
      Sun
      DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
      Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

      The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

      North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
      The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
      Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
      After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
      Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
       

         

        Director:  Wayne Currie
        Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

        Main Characters
        Santa:  Miles Leahy
        Kit:  Nina Habinski
        Algernon:  Brian Rice
        Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
        Lou:  Simon Bonnington
        Bozidar: Sam Cooper

        Elves
        Karen Tomasino
        Colleen Rowland
        Rachael Cheechoo
        Donnie Carter
        Alex Hancock
        Linda Hulme Leahy
        Haley Dawn

        Tickets on sale now!

        $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

        Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

        Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

        Mar
        10
        Sat
        WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: National Theatre
        Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm
        WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: National Theatre

        Edward Albee’s

        Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

        Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

        In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

        • Imelda Staunton
        • Conleth Hill
        • Imogene Poots
        • Luke Treadaway

         

        TICKETS: $20 General/ $16 Members / $8 Youth

        Prices include HST.

        Online ticket sales for this event are closed.